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Judge won't reduce bond for man charged with DUI in fatal McHenry crash

Eduardo Figueroa-Martinez, of the 4400 block of West Ramble Road, McHenry, faces charges of aggravated driving under the influence after the car he was driving Dec. 26 struck a pole and his passenger, 22-year-old Jose Luis Ortiz Reyes of Wonder Lake, was ejected and killed.
Eduardo Figueroa-Martinez, of the 4400 block of West Ramble Road, McHenry, faces charges of aggravated driving under the influence after the car he was driving Dec. 26 struck a pole and his passenger, 22-year-old Jose Luis Ortiz Reyes of Wonder Lake, was ejected and killed.

McHENRY – A judge said she won’t reduce bond Tuesday for a man charged with aggravated driving under the influence in a crash that killed a 22-year-old Wonder Lake man in December.

Defense attorney Dan Hofmann asked the judge to reduce 20-year-old Eduardo Figueroa-Martinez’s bail from $50,000 to $10,000.

Figueroa-Martinez’s relatives said they could pull together $10,000 to have him released, but prosecutors said reducing his bond would “diminish the gravity of the
offense.”

Figueroa-Martinez, of the 4400 block of West Ramble Road, McHenry, faces charges for aggravated driving under the influence after the car he was driving Dec. 26 struck a pole.

A passenger in the car, 22-year-old Jose Luis Ortiz Reyes of Wonder Lake, was ejected and killed, according to a news release at the time.

Prosecutors also argued that Figueroa-Martinez would be a flight risk, noting that he’s not a U.S. citizen and has family outside the state and country.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents have a hold on Figueroa-Martinez, meaning he could be taken into federal custody and required to post additional bail to be released.

He is due in court Jan. 26.

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